Learning and Development Lead – Inclusion

Learning and Development Lead – Inclusion

  • London
  • Fixed-term - Part home/Part office
  • £50,000 pro rata per annum

£50,000 pro rata per annum

28 hours per week

Fixed term – 12 months

Part home/Part office (London) based

Immediate start


UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.


This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as a Learning and Development Lead for Inclusion.

This is a new role that is part of our anti-racism programme team. The programme brings together colleagues from a broad range of specialist areas and expertise alongside a dedicated anti-racism working group, to deliver a number of projects that will have a profound effect on UNICEF UK’s vision of becoming an anti-racist organisation.

We have defined clear goals and objectives and as Learning and Development Lead, you will own the planning and delivery of comprehensive, engaging learning and talent development activities, aligned with these goals and with our inclusion strategy.

We are seeking an experienced learning and development practitioner who brings strong knowledge and unwavering commitment to inclusion, equity, human rights and social justice. If you have a consultative mindset and the confidence and capacity to establish trust and credibility quickly, we look forward to hearing from you.


To succeed, you will have extensive experience of designing and implementing different approaches to learning and development that is engaging and inclusive, developing and implementing a strategy to build organisational capability, and measuring the impact of learning and development activity.


Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.


Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Interview date: Monday, 25 March 2024 via video conferencing (MS Teams).


In return, we offer:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world


Our application process: We use a recruitment platform called “Applied” that anonymises your responses and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you by giving you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.


Our office is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Colleagues work at least one day a week in the office and the rest of the time from home.


We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.


UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


We welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.


We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.


If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.


If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.


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